Linear surgical stapler

- Ethicon, Inc.


FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a linear surgical stapler showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a left side elevational view of the design, the right side elevational view being identical thereto;

FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the design;

FIG. 4 is a bottom plan view of the design;

FIG. 5 is a front elevational view of the design; and,

FIG. 6 is a rear elevational view of the design.

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Patent History

Patent number: D338729
Type: Grant
Filed: Mar 22, 1991
Date of Patent: Aug 24, 1993
Assignee: Ethicon, Inc. (Somerville, NJ)
Inventors: Lawrence Sprecklemeier (Cincinnati, OH), David L. Hunt (Cincinnati, OH)
Primary Examiner: Stella Reid
Assistant Examiner: Ian Simmons
Attorney: Paul A. Coletti
Application Number: 7/673,709